The legacy of pioneering designer Virgil Abloh – who died last year – continues with the introduction of a luxury car from Mercedes-Benz.
The new limited edition Maybach S-Class S680 model of the German car brand was designed in collaboration with the former artistic director of men’s clothing in Louis Vuitton.
The three-body sedan is Abloh’s design, which was designed before its death in November in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz chief designer Gorden Wagener.
In addition to the sleek new car, of which only 150 are available, there is also a collection of matching streetwear from the late Off-White fashion designer.
The fully equipped Mercedes-Maybach Class S S680 has a unique two-color combination, with the upper part of the car painted lacquered in obsidian black and the lower part and the rims painted in golden sand.
Inside, the standards of craftsmanship of luxury fashion designers together with an identical two-color scheme prevail.
The four-seater configuration, steering wheel, doors, lower dashboard and ceiling are lined with black and sand Nappa leather with gold trim and moldings.
The center console, rear cushions and headrests are engraved with the Mercedes-Maybach and Virgil Abloh logos, and the tailor-made user interface features profile pictures decorated with luxury fashion accessories in honor of the late designer.
The brand also released a collection of capsules along with the launch of the car, maximizing Abloh’s talent on the streets and top fashion. It features vintage sand-colored T-shirts and cotton fleece necklines, as well as linen baseball caps and racing gloves, and is designed for drivers who really want to love Virgil Abloh’s Maybach.
The final design from the Chicago-born designer and German car brand follows the original Maybach project – the concept of a two-color solar-powered car with a transparent hood.
Unlike the concept car, the Virgil Abloh Maybach for sale has no electric or solar drive. Instead, the WLTP petrol engine has a combined fuel consumption of 14.3 – 13.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
Mercedes-Benz is set to bring its first fully electric car to retail in 2023.
Updated: April 9, 2022, 7:02 AM